A new book written by New York Times journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey called “She Said,” about the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford highlighted the fear and trepidation suffered by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser after word of her accusations came to light.
The DailyMail reported that Ford “received vile messages and death threats and was forced to hire 24-hour security after she claimed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh tried to sexually assault her.”
Kantor and Twohey were two of the journalists who assisted in breaking the Harvey Weinstein story, and took on the captivating story of Ford’s journey across the nation to testify against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
“The lawyer told Ford she was right to be frightened by the messages and encouraged her to share them with the FBI,” the authors write.
“Others repeated similar phrases and sounded like they might have come from the same voice-altering machine, making her think they were somehow coordinated.
‘”Don’t be messing with my boy, Brett.’ ‘Don’t be messing with my boy, Trump.'”
According to the book, on Sept. 20, one week before Ford’s famous testimony against Kavanaugh, she texted her attorney to say, “I’m so scared I can’t breathe.”
“By that point, the abusive phone messages had begun which piled the pressure on even further,” the Dailymail reported.
“The day before her testimony, Blasey Ford flew to Washington on a private jet loaned to her lawyers and stayed at the Watergate hotel where she took prescription Ativan to relax.”
Ford has been again in the news since her attorney, Debora Katz, came into conservative crosshairs over her admonition that her client was politically motivated in her accusations against Kavanaugh during an appearance in April at the University of Baltimore’s 11th Feminist Legal Theory Conference.
“In the aftermath of these hearings, I believe that Christine’s testimony brought about more good than the harm misogynist Republicans caused by allowing Kavanaugh on the court,” Katz said.
“He will always have an asterisk next to his name. When he takes a scalpel to Roe v. Wade, we will know who he is, we know his character, and we know what motivates him, and that is important.
“It is important that we know, and that is part of what motivated Christine.”
Both Katz and Ford were avid anti-Trump proponents.
Written by Savannah Pointer.